The awards ceremony culminated with the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award to Archdeacon Michael Murphy. Fr. Murphy was instrumental in Killarney's success in the TidyTowns competition in recent years, and TidyTowns groups from Sneem and Kenmare were also on hand to thank Fr. Murphy for the work he did in helping them to win the competition in the past. Anyone driving through Sneem, Kenmare or Killarney will see the lasting effects of Fr. Murphy's work.
Fr. Murphy's message is simple: focus on litter, weeds and tidiness. Fr. Murphy also stressed the importance of leading by example, by simply getting out and doing the work.
Thanks to Killarney Tidy Towns (and Fr. Murphy in particular) for their inspiration and encouragement - is feidir linn!